Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS10] Seismicity

Tue. May 28, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A10 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Kei Katsumata(Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Akio Katsumata(気象研究所地震津波研究部第一研究室), Yasushi Harada(東海大学)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[SSS10-12] 4D b-Value Mapping for Japan

*Yasushi Harada1, Yuichi Akamine1, Masayoshi Anzai1 (1.School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University)

Keywords:b-Value Mapping for Japan, 4D analysis, maps of SD of b-value, correction formula

b-value is considered as an index for seismicity, and smaller b-value means relatively more earthquakes of large magnetude, larger b-value means relatively less earthquakes of large magnetude. We tied to produce 4D b-value map for Japan to examine the difference of seismicity before and after the M9-class 2011 Tohoku quake. Dr. Kazuki Nanjo kindly provided us his code for calculating b-value and the standard deviation(SD). We created not only 4D b-value maps of Japan but also maps of the SD of b-value. Since large SD may mean a failure of Gutenberg–Richter law. Also from the map of b-value around Japan, we noticed a tendency of smaller b-value at distant area from the coastline. The tendency can be explained by the fact that seismometers cannot detect small distant earthqukes. Therefore we constructed a correction formula for b-values. With this formula, the most of the effect of smaller b-value around the M9-class 2011 Tohoku quake are disappeared. However the current formula is not good enough and it have to be improved in future studies.